Art Photographer and writer

Born in Port-au-Prince, Henry Roy emigrated to France with his family when he was three for political reasons.

He studied photography in Paris, after which he worked as a photojournalist and published (in 1996) a book of black-and-white studio portraits, reminiscent of Richard Avedon or Irving Penn, titled « Regards Noirs » Dagorno & L'Harmattan.

His work was spotted in 1998 by Elein Fleiss (editor and art director of the magazine Purple). From this encounter, they started a collaboration that has lasted over 10 years facilitating the evolution of his aesthetic.

Henry Roy uses intuition to trace his quest for identity in our world.  His vision is a result of a mixture of reminiscence, fantasy and sensation captured throughout his daily life, in an animistic relationship with his environment. Henry Roy has continued this dreamy poetic journal for several decades, a sensorial and mental biography.

He participated in exhibitions in Paris, London, New-York, Maastricht, Arnhem, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Zürich, and published numbers of portraits, lifestyle series and personal texts in international magazines such as Vogue Paris, Purple Journal, Purple Fashion, Air France Magazine, AD, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar UK, Artreview, M Le Monde, L'Officiel Voyage, Apartamento or Hobo, to name a few.

He published 5 personal books, edited many other publications, and curated art events and exhibitions. He also teached photography in Paris and Haiti.

He lives and works mostly in Paris.

Books

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SUPERSTITION

Photography by Henry Roy
Text by Henry Roy
Edited and designed by Études Studio

Published by Études Books, Paris
Image post production by Janvier
First edition, 300 copies
February 2017, printed in EU

Specificities :
48 pages Full Colour Offset
17 cm x 24 cm
Blue cloth cover with embossing on front,
spine and back – image on front
Language: English / French
Publication date: February 2017

OUT OF THE BLUE

Photography by Henry Roy

Text by Jeff Rian

Edited and disigned by The spring

press

Published by The spring press, USA

First Edition 1000 copies

Out of print

Specificities

78 Pages/ 64 color plates Hardcover
25.5 cm x 27 cm (10″ x 10.6″)

Offset printing

Publication date: 2008

MIRAGE

Photography by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Jane & Jeremy Books

Published by Jane & Jeremy Books, London

First edition, 100 copies (hand numbered)

 

Specificities :

58 pages Foil blocked cover Handmade

145mm x 200mm

The book is printed on three different paper stocks and comes with  signed print by the artist.

Publication date: July 2014

REGARDS NOIRS

Photography by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Henry & Axel Roy

Text by Maryse Condé

Published by Dagorno & L'Harmattan editions. August 1998, Paris

Specificities

190 Pages Hardcover

35,5 x 25,5 x 2,3 cm

Publication date: August 1998

SPIRIT

Photography by Henry Roy

Text by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Gottlund Verlag

Published by Gottlund Verlag in USA

First edition, 1000 copies (hand numbered)

 

Specificities :

Offset printed Full color Soft cover Sewn binding

8x10 Inches

6 short stories in French & English by Henry Roy

Publication date: 2009

Selected catalogs

SILENCE

Photography by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Constanza Piaggo

Published by Ofr editions

First edition 300 copies

Specificities

20 Pages Softcover

Publication date: 2018

HAITI AUX GRANDS VOISINS

Photography by Pablo Guerra, Elise Pinelli and Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Caroline Homery and Axel Roy

Creative direction by Henry Roy

Published by ECHOS editions

ECHOS DOSSIER 1

Photography by Pablo Guerra, Raphaël Gianelli Meriano and Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Alizé Meurisse

Creative direction Henry Roy

Published by ECHOS editions

Selected exhibitions

              2019       UPCOMING (the 16th of November)/ "Portrait animiste de Chaumont" Group exhibition and new photography and                                     text publication after a one year residence at Chaumont-sur-Loire Art Center (France)

                                  "Jouons" Group exhibition at Shuter Art Gallery & The Red Art Museum (China), curated by Lucie Touya

                    

2018        " Photographies ", Group exhibition at Patricia Dorfmann Gallery (Paris)

2017       Co curator, publisher and exhibitor at the Paris aux Grands voisins Festival (Paris), organised by Haïti Futur

                " Invisibilité ostentatoire ", Group exhibition at The Clément Fondation (Martinique), Curated by Giscard Bouchotte

                " A waiting room ", Group exhibition at The Community Gallery (Paris)

2016       MUES ", Group exhibition at Galerie 24b (Paris)
                ECHOS Special 2, exhibition/ performance at Galerie 24b (Paris)

2015       " Possession Immediate ", Group exhibition at Galerie 24b (Paris)
                " PHOTO DOC ", Exhibition at the Festival de la photographie documentaire (Paris
)

                " The Spring Cleaning", Group exhibition at The Laundromat (New–York)
                " ECHOS 1 ", exhibition/ performance at Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)
                " ECHOS 2 ", exhibition/ performance at
Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)

                " ECHOS 3 ", exhibition/ performance at Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)
                " ECHOS Special ", exhibition/ performance at Dorothy’s Gallery (Paris)
                " ECHOS 4 ", exhibition/ performance at
Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)

2014       " Elements ", Solo exhibition at The Sunday Gallery (Zürich)
                " Nouveaux territoires ", Group show at Ngo Cohen Amir-Aslani &Associés company (Paris)
                " Planches Contact ", Group show at the Festival de photographie de la
ville de Deauville (France)

2013       Solo exhibition “Motherland”, Myriam Bouagal Gallery (Paris)

2012       " Lose/You ", Group exhibition at the Jane Hotel (New York), curated by Jordan Sullivan et Aaron Stern

                " The Wild & The Innocent "Group exhibition at The Clic Gallery (New York), curated by Jordan Sullivan

2011        Group exhibition “From Nofound to New Documents” at Viktor Wynd Fine Art Gallery (London), curated by Emeric

                Glayse

2010        Group exhibition “Art, love & everydaylife” at the 20 Hoxton Square Projects Gallery (London), curated by KILIMANJARO

                magazine

2009        Group exhibition " Light Streams ", Center for Cosmic Wonder in Tokyo (Japan)

                Group exhibition CWLS3, The Arnhem mode Biennale 2009 (Holland)

2008        Solo exhibition for the launch of " Out of the blue ", Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)

                Solo exhibition " Travel days ", The Traders Pop Gallery in Maastricht (Holland)

2007        Solo exhibition " Presque nues ", Espace Pierre Cardin, salon de la mode contemporaine Rendez-Vous (Paris)

                Group exhibition " Litterature et societé ", Rendez-Vous magazine in Colette shop (Paris)

2006        Group exhibition " Chroniques turinoises ", Torino French Cultural Center (Italy)

2004        Group exhibition " Portraits de femmes ", The Purple Institute in Celine’s shops in Tokyo, Taipei and Hong Kong

               

2003        Group exhibition " 11 posters ", Almine Rech Gallery (Paris)

1997        2 solo exhibitions for the launch of " Regards Noirs ", Rouchon Studio & Jorge Alyskevitch Gallery (Paris)

Awards

Superstition selected by the NYTimes in the 10 best photography books of the year 2017

Best Portfolio - Club des directeurs artistiques / Paris - 2011

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